1858 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Gates Percival

Samuel Austin Allibone, in Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1858-71; 1882) 2:1559.



Notwithstanding the frequent terrors of the 'res augusa domi,' he managed, by a diligent use of opportunities, to accumulate a remarkable collection of books, — more than 10,000 in number. These were offered, en masse, by his executor, for $20,000, but finally were removed from their curious-looking recepticle on Park Place, below George Street, New Haven, and sold by Messrs. Leonard & Co., at Boston, in April 1860.